Office of International Programs
Supporting a Global Campus
Office of International Programs Announcements
Our office will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 1, for the winter holiday. We will reopen to our normal business hours Monday, Jan. 2, at 8 a.m. Passport services will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3, at noon.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) leads UT Tyler's international outreach through programming, advising and collaboration. University preparation is encouraged through Intensive English Language training and issuance of visa documents to incoming students. International study and research opportunities are facilitated for current students and faculty through travel study programs and collaborations with universities abroad. The OIP is responsible for institutional reports to Homeland Security and leads student compliance with UT System’s health insurance policies and federal immigration requirements through advising, workshops and publications. Other institutional-level support includes hosting international scholars and visiting delegations, international marketing and recruitment, and ongoing international risk management.
The OIP team promotes a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for our international students, scholars and visiting faculty from over 50 countries, and supports the overall university student retention goals. We provide UT Tyler students with opportunities for cross-cultural interaction and promote collaborative learning opportunities with UT Tyler colleges and centers. OIP Team members also reach out to local Tyler residents and beyond through our public passport acceptance facility and support international collaborations with community organizations and local K-12 schools, such as UT Tyler's Innovation Academy, the Discovery Science Place and the Tyler Sister Cities program.
In the News! The Second Annual International Fest occurred on Thursday, 10 November 2016. Thank you to the entire UT Tyler community for your participation! See the event summary for more information on International Fest 2016 as well as descriptions for additional activities occurring in celebration of International Education Week.
Visit the Office of International Programs Passport Acceptance Facility, open to all U.S. citizens in Tyler and our surrounding communities, to prepare for your next trip abroad!
The OIP champions UT Tyler’s mission to create graduates who understand and appreciate human diversity and the global nature of the new millennium, and to gain international understanding for participation in a global society. Our goal is to provide every UT Tyler student with meaningful and safe opportunities to develop intentional and transformative multicultural and global competencies, and to better serve the East Texas region through our globally competent graduates, strategic international partnerships and multi-disciplinary research collaborations.
DEC8Free Bike Repair Clinic
DEC8Wind Ensemble Concert -
Cowan Center - 7:30
DEC9UT Tyler Ring Ceremony
University Center Theater 6pm
DEC9Library Extended Hours
DEC10Library Extended Hours